Monday, August 27, 2007

Be well.

[Updated below]

The three posts that appear directly below this one were all written yesterday and saved in draft form, which is why they're appearing at all.

Due to a sudden and dramatic shift in my personal circumstances, I am putting this blog on an indefinite hiatus. I genuinely don't know when I'll be able to return. If it's sooner, then so much the better; if it's later, then we'll meet again one day.

Farewell for now.

UPDATE 8-28-07: Thanks to everyone who has either commented or e-mailed with well-wishes; as ever, it means a great deal to me. While all this falls into the general category of "Stuff I won't blog about except to mention in such vague terms that nobody but me will ever know what I'm really talking about here", I can at least report that today things are better, and that my return will, in all likelihood, be in fact sooner rather than later.

However, it won't be for a few days still, because I'm still too raw and too tired to write coherent postings about anything interesting. That being the case, I'm going to make this an "official" hiatus of definite length: unless something else happens, I'll return to active blogging next Tuesday, the day after Labor Day.

Oh, and Jen: are we having a Christmas party? I think that would be great for all us denizens of the Buffalo Prefecture of Blogistan. We should discuss this.

See you all in September.


Becky said...

Come back soon...we'll miss you

Take care and God bless

Aaron said...

Be well yourself friend. Here's hoping you are back tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

I hope you are back soon. It's going to be hard to stop myself from checking your blog two or three times every day.

Will you still be available via email and reading/commenting on other blogs?

Stephen said...

Hope you're okay. Hope you can come back soon.



All Things Jennifer said...

You're still coming to the Christmas party ;)I didn't buy overalls not to have you see me in them with a Santa Hat in a few months ya know!!!

Take your time you need off. We'll be waiting for you...


MyMaracas said...

I'll be thinking of you often and wishing all the best for you. Hope to see you here again soon.


SAW said...

You'll be missed, sir. Dare I ask what has happened?

teflonjedi said...

Be well! We'll await your return, and hope all is well.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my. I check in on your blog intermittently (at least once a month) to see how things are going, enjoy your inimitable style and thoughts. What a day I picked to check back in! Hope you'll be well, also, and are soon able to get back to all the things you enjoy doing.

Tal said...

Be well.

SK Waller said...

Ai! Laurië lantar lassi súrinen,
yéni únótimë ve rámar aldaron!
Yéni ve lintë yuldar avánier
mi oromardi lissë-miruvóreva
Andúnë pella, Vardo tellumar
nu luini yassen tintilar i eleni
ómaryo airetári-lírinen.

Sí man i yulma nin enquantuva?

An sí Tintallë Varda Oiolossëo
ve fanyar máryat Elentári ortanë
ar ilyë tier undulávë lumbulë
ar sindanóriello caita mornië
i falmalinnar imbë met,
ar hísië untúpa Calaciryo míri oialë.
Sí vanwa ná, Rómello vanwa, Valimar!

Namárië! Nai hiruvalyë Valimar!
Nai elyë hiruva! Namárië!

You will be missed.

Anonymous said...

My curiosity is aroused... I hope this "sudden and dramatic shift" is not bad, as everyone automatically assumes. Perhaps you won a free trip around the world on a ship that doesn't have Internet-capable communications, and it leaves, oh, this afternoon at 3:30?

Seriously, Jaq, I really hope everything will go well, and I hope to see you back on the blog soon...

Roger Owen Green said...

Come back, Shane. Whose posts will I be able to rip off?

Seriously, peace and best of luck until whenever.

Anonymous said...

What they all said. There's little else I can add beyond my own best wishes.

Erin said...

Looking forward to your return, whenever it might be. Be well, and take care of yourself!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're not leaving permanently. Hope your week off will leave you feeling less raw and tired.

Anonymous said...

I was glad to see the update, and that you will be back soon. Please know that me and my family keep you in our thoughts daily.

Beth said...

*hugs Kelly and the family*

You stay strong, curse the cosmos, do what you have to do right now. If you need anything let me know.

Laura said...

thinking about you

Roger Owen Green said...

because you need to know